10 immune-boosting SUPERFOODS

Luhar, Faryal
December 2012
Alive;Dec2012, Issue 362, p39
The article focuses on foods that can help strengthen the immune system. Ashwaganda or Indian ginseng is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and for being a general tonic that can help increase energy. Garlic is also considered an effective food for treating the common cold and chest infections and for increasing natural killers cells that help fight other infections. Astragalus is often boiled into a concoction and taken at various times of the year to prevent illness.


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